Howard C. Rubin


E-mail: hrubin@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0711Direct Fax: 214.373.4714PDF


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D. (1974),
  • Member of the Moot Court Board and International Moot Court Competition team
  • Co-recipient of the Best Memorial Award (Regional), Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
Vanderbilt University, B.A. (1971)


Texas Bar College

Howard Rubin brings diverse legal experience to our firm. He has helped clients resolve disputes both in state and federal courts located in Texas and across the nation. Howard now focuses his practice on commercial litigation representing real estate owners, secured creditors and unsecured creditors in state court and bankruptcy cases; commercial landowners and contractors in contract disputes and business tort cases; and parties in employment and general contract disputes.

He has been trained as a mediator and frequently participates in alternate dispute resolution sessions. Howard is a frequent contributor of articles and a lecturer at continuing education courses sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) adn the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).


  • Texas Bar, 1974
  • United States District Court (Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas)
  • United States Court of Appeals (Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits)
  • Supreme Court of the United States


Speaking Engagements

Howard is a frequent speaker and discussion leader at BOMA, IREM, ICSC and ELFA Conferences on topics such as bankruptcy jurisdiction, the handling of “Mom and Pop” bankruptcy cases for the commercial landlord, the drafting of bankruptcy claims, and the American Bankruptcy Institute proposed changes to Chapter 11.

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • BOMA Allied Member
  • ICSC
  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Associatoin (ELFA)
  • Friend of IREM

Military Service

  • United States Army Reserve (1975 - 1979) Honorable Discharge, Captain

Other Affiliations

  • Congregation Anshai Torah (Past President)
  • Texas Hillel (Board, Past President)
  • Lead counsel in numerous bankruptcy cases throughout the country representing real estate owners in tenant bankruptcies, secured and unsecured creditors, including defending claims against unsecured creditors accused of receiving preference payments and prosecuting fraudulent transfer claims and suits to deny discharge of debts.
  • Lead counsel in claims against property owners on disability discrimination claims.
  • Lead counsel in suits to collect rent and disputes with government entities.